The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of the gender issues on the academic
performance of learners in selected schools of Lari division, Kiambu west district, Kenya.
Specific objectives of the study were to: examine the impact of gender on academic
performance of learners Lari division, Kiambu, Kenya and to examine strategies used by
schools to improve on the academic performance of the girls and boys in Abothuguchi west
division. The methods used for data collection were face to face interview, which were carried
on with parents, Questionnaires were distributed to students and teachers. Observation was
done on the state of the learners. The findings revealed by 70% of the respondents that gender
issues affect the performance of the learner's negatively. 58% of the respondents also revealed
that majority of the learners in the schools are boys. According to 70% of the respondents most
of the schools had gender biasness in all the resources used by the learners. 80% of the
respondents revealed that poverty has greatly affected the perfotmance of the learners. To
ensure quality, the study recommended that, the government should step in to see that all
children are taken to school both girls and boys. The parents and the community shonld be
sensitized on the importance of educating all their children both boys and girls. The
government non-government organizations, publishers and cuniculum developers should work
hand in hand to produce gender sensitive books, which will change the attitude and stereotype
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